Salon Visithor II
Bathroom with shower
Extra bedroom Visithor II
Double bed
Salon Visithor II
Kitchen Visithor II
Kitchen Visithor II
Loftboat Visithor

Visithor II

Enjoy Rotterdam on a boat apartment in the city centre. You can’t get any closer to the city!

Excellent! 5/5 (9 reviews)

Houseboat summary

The Visithor is a classic working ship (built in x 6 metres) harboured in the dynamic centre of Rotterdam. It’s spacious interior is lovingly transformed into 2 apartments (each 45m2), with many nautical details. Plus: all modern comforts such as central heating, WIFI, cable television, and a comfy woodstove. Each apartment has a bathroom, a kitchen, a private entrance and a furnished deck terrace with a fantastic view. Visithor II is an apartment with a spacious interior (45m2) with many nautical details. There is a bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, and an extra bedroom. You have a private entrance and a sunny deck terrace with a fantastic view. This apartment has room for 5 guests.

Houseboat description

The boat was built in 1955 and was in service to rebuild and expand the Rotterdam harbour after the 2nd world war. In 2007, after more than half a century, it was bought by the current owner and rebuilt to start a second life. The Visithor still looks rough on the outside but the inside is romantic and very comfortable. In the winter he central heating system keeps you warm, and the wood stove, including firewood, adds a romantic touch. In the summer you can enjoy the sun and the fantastic view on the top deck terrace. The portholes have been replaced with large ship windows and there are skylights for natural daylight. Outside the ship still looks like it used to, with a loading mast and winch on the upper deck. The Visithor blends perfectly with its surroundings, the Maritime District in the old harbour of Rotterdam.

Visithor II (5 persons)

Visithor II is completely furnished with a double bed and a comfortable sofa bed, a woodstove, a table with chairs for dining or working, and plenty of room for your luggage. There is free WIFI, cable television, a DVD player and information about Rotterdam. This apartment has an extra bedroom for 1 person. Plenty of natural daylight comes through the windows and the skylight. At night the many nautical lights add a shipping atmosphere.


The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, cooking plates, toaster, pans, plates, cutlery, cups and glasses. Plus: herbs, a little oven, a coffee machine and a water cooker, coffee and tea, as well as cleaning gear and towels.


The apartment contains a double bed plus a sofa bed that can be turned into a comfortable double bed. In Visithor II there is an extra bedroom for one person. Bed sheets are present.

The bathroom

Visithor II has a bathroom with toilet and shower and washbasin; soap, shampoo and towels are included.

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Property type

Moored houseboat

Payment policy

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 5 Sleeps

Number of double beds: 2
Number of single beds: 1


Number of toilets: 1

Holiday Type

Historic / Sightseeing

Town / City


Fully Equipped Kitchen
Linen Provided

Towels Provided
Dining Table & Chairs


Music System / CD Player
Satellite / Cable Tv
WiFi / Internet

DVD Player
Internet Access

Outdoor Facilities

Barbeque / Braai
Terrace / Balcony

Sun Loungers

Heating / Cooling

Central Heating

There is a woodstove plus chopped wood.


Panoramic Views
City Views

Close To The Shops
Close To The Ariport


Child Friendly

Activities Nearby

Walking / Hiking


Houseboat owner


Hello I’m Eric! I’ve lived in Rotterdam for a long time and I love this harbour city. Just like water, Rotterdam keeps moving and changing. In other words, Rotterdam keeps getting better! I can tell you everything about Rotterdam and its attractions.

I love to travel myself, preferably to harbour places. The liveliness in these harbour towns gives me energy. Travelling has inspired me to start my own bed and breakfast, of course, on a boat.

I own 2 classic boats, that have been renovated in authentic nautical style. While being authentic, the boats also offer modern luxury like nice warm showers, central heating, fully equipped kitchens and comfortable beds.

Response time
Normally within one hour
Language spoken
English, Dutch

9 Reviews - Visithor II

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Leonore - France

    30 Dec

    What a fantastic houseboat!


    Visithor is a fantastic boat! We enjoyed our trip. We will talk about your apartment to our French friends. We wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for you!



    Leonore, Jeff and Julie

  2. Fam. L - Germany

    28 Apr

    Great houseboat, perfect area, helpful host!

    We spent a great time here. Nothing was missing. The surroundings is perfect, and the recommendations were very helpful. Thanks a lot!



    Family Lyakhovetsky 

  3. Celine E - Norway

    29 May


    We had a fantastic stay on this boat. Short distance to everything, it has a lovely deck for breakfast and such, pluss a charm to it that you have to experience!! I will defenatly be back.
  4. Griet and Marieke - Belgium

    22 Sep

    A houseboat like wonderland

    Aye aye captain! What a lovely boat you have. We were feeling as we were in wonderland: colorful, usefull kitchen, crazy curtains, soft towels, sunny sundeck, cosy bathroom and two lovely beds where we slept like we have never done before. 

    Thanks a lot from Griet and Marieke, Belgium

  5. Heinz u - Germany

    23 Jun

    Alles an Bord - super schönes Hausboot

    Hier ist wirklich alles an Bord! Ganz toll!

    Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.  Rotterdam ist ja sowieso eine Stadt der Superlative und ihre Prospekt material hat uns dabei gut geholfen.

    Vielen dank!



    Heinz und Saline

  6. Panhuipen - France

    25 Feb

    Nous reviendrons une prochaine fois

    Nous remercions pour le séjour sur votre perche au centre de Rotterdam. Nous avons pu profiter des aller tous a pied, faire un peu de visite et du shopping.


    Nous reviendrons une prochaine fois !



    Fam Panhuipen

  7. Aideen S - England

    09 Aug

    Rotterdam in the sun

    We are a family of five (boys aged 1, 5 and 7) and spent a wonderful week in the sun on Eric’s beautiful boat. It’s really special to stay on a boat (story time on top deck) in the centre of a city of water. She is extremely well equipped and the shower is better than many houses! We really enjoyed the city especially staying on a boat

  8. Johanna S - Germany

    31 Jan

    Nice stay

    Thanks to a great host!

  9. Morten S - Norway

    23 Oct

    Great boat in great location

    Despite chilli autumn weather the boat was warm and comfortable. Also the situation right in the midle of the historical harbour but also very central to the new town made the stay a success. Lastly the boat has the atmosphere and smell of a real boat, which is great.

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